AP Comparative Government & Politics

AP Comparative Government

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AP Comparative Government & Politics Exam

The AP Comparative Government and Politics course focuses on the organization and interpretation of political processes and relationships. The governments of six specific countries are covered in detail: China, Great Britain, Iran, Mexico, Nigeria, and Russia. The course is structured with six major topics:

1.) Introduction to Comparative Politics
2.) Sovereignty, Authority, & Power
3.) Political Institutions
4.) Citizens, Society, & the State
5.) Political & Economic Change
6.) Public Policy

The AP Comparative Government Exam format is:

Multiple Choice Section (45 Minutes):
55 Multiple Choice Questions

Free Response Section (100 Minutes):
5 Short-Answer Concept Questions
1 Conceptual-Analysis Question
2 Country-Concept Questions

The multiple choice and the free response sections are weighted equally in calculating your final score. Within the free response section, the short-answer concept questions are weighted at 25%, the conceptual analysis questions at 25%, and the country-concept questions at 50%.

When is the AP Comparative Government Exam?

The AP Comparative Government & Politics Exam date for the 2022–2023 school year is Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 12 noon. Like all AP tests, it is only offered once per year.

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